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of indepeence. >>> car bomb explosions rock two cities in central iraq killing 35 people and injuring more than 150. police suspect the attacks are aimed at spreading sectarian strife. two womans explode ebombs explo minutes apart. the blast killed 27 people and injured more than 130. another car bomb left eight people dead and more than 20 bounded. police suspect sunnie treextrems are targeting neighborhoods. concerns are growing that the unstable security situation may affect the plans of foreign companies doing business in the oil producing country. >>> representatives of countries try to put the squeeze on the syrian government are gathering in tokyo. they are taking part in an international conference to discuss strengthening sanctions. japanese officials say the aim is to get assad to stop the violence against his own people. delegates from more than 60 countries are attended the conference. they include representatives from the gulf region and the west. it's the first meeting of its kind in asia. a spokesperson for the syrian national coalition talked to nhk in egypt ahead of the confere
of the elderly are struggling to survive. >> reporter: people in many major cities have to weed through the crowds in the morning rush hour. kim does that in seoul every day. he gets on the subway with a chart weighing 50 kilograms. he's 73 years old. kim earns around $600 a month delivering parcels all over the city. >> translator: this job means a lot to me financially. i will have to find another one if i lose it. >> reporter: elderly who live in urban centers provide a lot of similar services. they say they're happy just to have a job. south korea introduced the public pension system 13 years ago. people who paid into it for at least ten years receive a pension. but just under a third of the population age 65 and above have managed to contribute. they earn an average of about $275, but most have to keep working. some elderly live in rural areas and are pushed to their limits. this is the intensive care unit for people struggling with pesticide abuse. it launched last year in response to growing elderly patients trying to end their lives by drinking the poison. doctors say 95% of the
the report. >> reporter: people in the city of nara mark the 40th anniversary of normalizing diplomatic ties between japan and china. haru watanabe moved to china with his parents many years before the normalization, but at the end of world war ii, they became separated, so he remained here where he lived for about 50 years. a chinese couple adopted and raised the japanese youngster. as an adult, he worked for a railway company and, eventually, he became station master. >> translator: i couldn't have survived after the war if my foster parents hadn't taken me in and given me such good care. they were so kind. >> reporter: but watanabe never forgot japan. looking at the picture of mt. fuji always pulled at his heartstrings. before he moved to china, he could see it from his house. so, pictures of mountain always stirred memories of home. finally, he was able to set foot on the land of his birth. in 1988, watanabe visited japan with orphans displaced by the war. he hoped to reunite with his family, but with so little information about his parents, watanabe couldn't find them. even so, he chose
. investigators suspect sumida, who is 64, kept the man confined in her condominium in a city in hiogo prefecture and she orchesated his abusend death. prosecutors have indicted sumida's husband, sister-in-law, and sons. investigators say victims were held in her condo against their will, deprived of food and water and physically abused before they died. in most cases they say relatives of the victims were the ones who carried out the abuse. police have found five bodies. they believe four other people who are listed as missing are connected to this case and likely dead. investigators say sumida's crimes could date back a decade. during that time, citizens and police had warning signs. but they didn't act. lax law enforcement is partially to blame, but so is the japanese tendency to respect privacy. earlier, gene otani spoke with nhk world's reporter covering this story. >> you have been following the case. how did this case come to light? >> yes, gene. it first came up a year ago when a woman fled to a police station and said she'd been kidnapped and held against her will. since then the police
in a city in hiogo prefecture and she oresat h asend death. prosecutors have indicted suda hba, st-ilad nsveigorsavii wi, predf odndatd ysal asebere they died. inoscas eyayelivof the victims o carried out the abuse.li have f connected to this case and ke dd. investigators say sumida's im c. dunghati, tinsnd police had warning signs. but they didt t. lalaenrcenisaral to blame, but so is the japanese ndcy to spect ivy. earlier, gene otani spoke with k worls porteroverin this story. >> you have been following the case. how did this casco tlit?>> y, g. it first came up a year ago when a woman ed to a poce station and said she'd been kidnapped since then the police have found dead bodies in different parts of western jap. instats y mi w t mastermind behind the death. here's how they say it all worked. sumida's family ulsoho brainwash control members of different families. those indivials would be encouraged to help her keep their own relatives confin against their will. and then they would abuse those relatives. some of those individuals have al binct. police say the alleged victims we
spain as temperatures continue to plunge. the country has issued snow alerts in 16 cities where the snow has forced local authorities to close many roads. fortunately, the snow is not always a negative impact, though. here in sierra nevada, granada, the people are getting out there and enjoying it as the winter sports resort opened up here. so good news, not everybody is looking down on this in a negative aspect. many people are getting out there and at least enjoying it. but as far as temperatures, all that cold air coming down, things are cooling off here in london and paris. but overnight temperatures around zero and the highs only at 5 on your saturday. now here's a look at your extended forecast. ♪ >>> we'll be back with more updates in 30 minutes. i'm gene otani in tokyo. for all of us here at nhk world, thanks for joining us. have a great day wherever you are.
of year to the south. 24n houston. 21 in oklahoma city. getting back to normal across the eastern seaboard. finally, let's go over to the european continent. lots of things are going on. frigid air is blanketing the north, producing snow showers for parts of the british isles, southern scandinavian peninsula. rain is intensifying over the iberian peninsula. storms affecting the central and east mediterranean because we have frigid air to the north colliding with warmer air from africa. severe weather will continue into your friday. temperatures are very chilly. only zero degrees in berlin. minus 1 in moscow. minus 2 in warsaw. 4 in paris. you may see snow showers on friday. here's the extended forecast. >>> that's all for this edition of "newsline." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. do stay with us.
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